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FCT Football Attention Shifts To Gwagwalada As Alaba Yahaya Cup, Odogwu U17 , Gwagwalada League Finals Hold Weekend

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All football attention in FCT will be shifted to Gwagwalada this weekend as the finals of three important competitions will be played in the Area Council.

The finals of the 7th edition of the Coach Yahaya Alaba FCT Coaches Cup final will be played on Saturday 24 September, 2022 UBE Primary school Kutunku Gwagwalada. The match will be between Gwagwalada Football Coaches Council and Bwari Football Coaches Council. The match will be hold by 2pm. It will be preceded by a third place final between FCT Coaches Council and Abaji Football Coaches Council.

To qualified for the finals, Gwagwalada eliminated the FCT council, while Abaji were eliminated by Bwari coaches.

Meanwhile, at 12 noon at same venue, the finals of the 3rd edition of the Odogwu U17 Football Tournament would be played. The match which be between Kapital Waves FC and Medical Strikers Academy. Kapital Waves defeated Inspirational Sports Academy by a lone goal while Medical Strikers Whitewashed Golden Boys Academy by three goals to nil. The third place match between Inspirational Academy and Golden Boys will be played on Friday 23 September.

In a related development, the finals of the Gwagwalada Football League will be played on Sunday 25 September at the same venue. The final match will be between Catholic Cadet FC and Golden Boys FC.

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FG to Diversify Sports For More Youth Empowerment

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The Federal Government has assured that it will explore all possible avenues for more youth participation in sports with a view to  empowering them to become self employed and self reliant so as to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the assurance  on Friday in his Office in Abuja when he received the Executive Director of Hand – To – Hand Sports Federation of Moscow.


Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister stated that “this was in line with the present Administration’s policy thrust which is geared towards making the teeming Nigerian youth entrepreneurial, self-reliant and employable”.


According to him, “the Ministry will put up workable modalities that will make Nigeria not to only key into the Hand – To – Hand Mashal Sports but to also open up more doors for our youth involvement in the various fields of sports world wide”.


He therefore urged the youth in the country to keep themselves abreast with the various policies, programmes and initiatives of the present administration so as to take advantage of every available opportunity to better their lives.


Earlier, the Chief Executive Administrator, Hand – To – Hand Sports, Moscow, Mr. Sorgai Poroshin stated that he was in the Ministry to introduce the game to the country.


According to him, the Sports which had been in existence for the past sixteen years has a thirty- eight-country membership, including Ghana, hence the need for Nigeria to see the possibility of keying into it especially  as it is the giant of Africa. 


He noted that Nigeria’s acceptance of the game will further open a new horizon for the country’s youth to make their mark in the Committee of Sporting World.

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